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enough. the book is called "government bullies" you have a forward by a congressman named ron paul. how did that come about? >> it was tough to get. you know, bending arms at thanksgiving, working on him and we finally got him. >> jon: for you, what is the message here? the message is government has been pushing people around, that needs to stop? >> kind of. the message is that there are unintended consequences of well-meaning people. the clean waterage of 1974 says you can't discharge pollutants into the navigable waters of the u.s. i'm all for that. you shouldn't be allowed to dump chemicals in the ho river. there should be a law against that. it should stop. however, over time, we came to define dirt as a pollutant and we came to define navigable waters as your back yard. we tell the story of robbie wrigley, who was given 84 months in prison, had in prior criminal history, 84 months, no parole, her dad got ten years and her dad's partner got ten years. their crime is putting clean dirt on dry land in a residential development that the government says it's a wetland, and that's insane
over the years. there's two main categories they have. one is how to reduce the size of government, and the other half of it is this model legislation that's in the corporate good. in other words, there's a profit driven legislation. how can you open up a new market? how can you privatize something that can open up a market for a company? and between those two divisions you are kind of getting to the same end goal which is really kind of ultimate privatization of everything. >> mark pocan is something of an expert on alec. in fact, to learn as much about it as he could, he became a member. >> what i realized is if you join alec for a mere hundred dollars as a legislator you have the full access like any corporate member. >> he also took himself to an alec conference for a first-hand look. >> hi, i'm sta representative mark pocan. welcome to my video blog. i'm outside the marriott on canal street in new orleans at the alec convention, american legislative exchange council. that was where you watch the interaction of a room full of lobbyists-free drinks, free cigars, wining, dining,
we a agree with that. right? we got outwith digni, wegave the government there a chance. whether they take the chae or not, i d't know. afghantan doest even look like we' going to get of there with a stable government 'causei is a crook, i thinhe's a crook. and the tan just waiti in thountains of pakistan a weeave. ok. let's go to in. the psident says he's mak inroads with alt sanctions, at they're suffering there and tat they're going to cave and if ssary.on't, he'll do whas what we mu is what he sd, to prevent th fm hing nuclear fail? >> ngovernment inerodn history stopped anher governmentrom building a nuke. the problem have in irans do y police tos policy. we have companies in the united states, companiesll over the world doing economic busins, making money i ira u want t hurt iran? you g to play hard ball economically. the military tion has got to be off the table. >> bl: so you thinkhat when yosau the marility option has to be offly not going to be off the tabole t the israelisand you can't tell them to do it 'cause they're g gointo do what they want. >> tcat do it witut
out with dignity, we gave the government there a chance. whether they take the chance or not, i don't know. afghanistan doesn't even look like we're going to get out of there with a stable government 'cause karzai is a crook, i think he's a crook. and the taliban just waiting in the mountains of pakistan and come in as soon as we leave. okay. let's go to iran. the president says he's making inroads with alt sanctions, that they're suffering there and that they're going to cave and if they don't, he'll do what's necessary. what we must is what he said, to prevent them from having nuclear weapons. why has that policy failed? >> no government in modern history stopped another government from building a nuke. the problem we have in iran is do you police to us policy. we have companies in the united states, companies all over the world doing economic business, making money in iran. you want to hurt iran? you got to play hard ball economically. the military option has got to be off the table. >> bill: so you think that when you say the military option has to be off the table, certainly no
that the american plan to hand over to a credible, stable afghan government will work. these village elders tell me once u.s. troops leave, a civil war will begin, and u.s.-trained afghan forces will not be able to stop it. are you preparing for this fight? are you already stockpiling weapons and ammunition and getting yourself ready? "yes, we are. we will definitely fight," he says. and what about the afghan government? it's meaningless here, they say. you think it's possible that the taliban will try and come back? "yes, they will," he says. "it it makes a decades worth of american battles seem futile. it wasn't always like this. >> the united states military has begun strikes. >> reporter: at first -- >> one, two, three! >> reporter: -- the war had momentum. and a clear purpose. al qaeda with bases in afghanistan attacked the united states on 9/11. just three months later, the u.s. drove the taliban from power. al qaeda and osama bin laden were on the run. it was done with a few hundred cia officers, special forces and air power. a quick victory but not decisive. and then came the distraction of
the chaos. stewart, an honest and smart liberal person. he believes the federal government should directly help americans who can't or won't help themselves. stewart supports an antistate -- nanny state where everyone is provided live necessary knits and economic outcomes are guaranteed. i disagree with that not because of the intent. the intent is noble. but simply because it's impossible. the constitution provides americans protection so they can pursue happiness. but the founding fathers did not guarantee happiness or material well-being. if you try do that, you will bankrupt the nation. and that's what's happening right now with the growing $16 trillion debt. stewart and i previewed what we'll all be voting on come november 6. do you want a nanny state or do you want a self-reliant nation? that's what's at stake in this election. now, the left wing press not going to tell you that. it portrays president obama as a moderate. the right wing media says he's a socialist, a communist, bents on destroying traditional america. but stewart and i pinpointed the real situation. nanny state versu
of people are saying that the government is cooking the books here >> i'll tell you these guys are saying they feel like they cooked the books >> jon: if you're cooking the books 7.8% unemployment is a [bleep] recipe. it's like the radish stew of jobless numbers. if you're cooking, make something nice for people. hey, unemployment is 2.6. everybody says we're all getting laid. call me when the allegation comes from someone with some financial credibility. >> jack welch tweeting this just moments after the release of today's job report. quote, unbelievable jobs numbers. these chicago guys will doing anything. can't debate. so change the numbers." >> jon: if legendary former ceo of general electric is alleging dishonesty to the bureau of labor statistics, you can sure he's got hard core evidence >> i have no evidence to prove that. >> jon: okay. but isn't his certainty despite his lack of evidence his own kind of evidence? >> i know this. this economy doesn't feel like the employment improved to this level >> these numbers don't smell right >> jon: they don't feel right. they don't smell ri
about women's rights, big difference about the role of government in saving american -- that's my point. come back on me if i'm wrong. i don't think arguing about medicare dos and don'ts and what's in and what's out -- he'll always win that. you know why? he's willing to say anything, romney, anything in a debate. how do you beat a guy who is willing to say anything, who knows it only matters when the camera is off. when he sends out a staffer to correct the record. nobody is watching. that's what he likes. >> i don't disagree with you about the auto industry as an issue. i don't disagree with you about women's rights as an issue and equal pay, about you you can't walk away from the medicare issue and you can't let romney say that he's the guy who is going to protect medicare when he's, in fact, going to turn it into voucher care. senior citizens, especially in states like florida, pennsylvania, you know this, ohio, are going to be a big part of this electorate. they want to understand what's happening there. because the president didn't respond on medicare in the debate with any force,
the government should make the call? >> there you go again, chris. >> i know. >>> the gallup tracking poll has now divided into two. >>> if look at the pollster trend line of -- you can see obama in the blue line really picked up. we all know that charlotte was good for the democrats, but romney started gain rapidly following that debate. what do you think about that, michael? how is it moving between now and 28 days from now? >> now, how the people digest that remains -- sugar high? how long does it last? >> whatever it was, obama should have had some of it. the poll, the tracking is beginning to reflect -- >> we're getting into the big issues tonight and for the coming two presidential debates. >> i think that joe biden is going to draw up big. everyone wants to know if everyone's going to do it. to some extent i think it will be like nascar. is he going to make a mistake? the democrats have argued that romney's claim during last week's debate, it's actually a plan to cut $5 billion in taxes, but he did it again tonight on cnn just a short time ago. the obama attacks are false, let's see wha
survey it's called services and government is about 150,000 there is a lot of volatility. people going around saying this hasn't happened in 30 years. >> bill: in your opinion though, there are more jobs being added pushed from full time into part time. they are younger, less educated. unskilled. lower paying. >> if you are working part time you come off the unemployment rolls, that goes into the unemployment rate. that's a legitimate thing to talk about this is important. 14.7% unemployment when you include the marginally attached to the workforce. that is precisely the same number as the previous month. >> 14.7 when you say the people who don't have full-time jobs. >> >> don't have full-time jobs who have given up looking. >> do you know what i think is even more important than that? that income, household median income is now $5,000 since the president has been in office. because whether you have rising gas prices, rising health insurance prices, rising almost everything prices, all right, and then your income is going down because there aren't a lot of jobs and employers can say ta
. >> not in 1972 when he was up senator george mcgovern challenged him to a debate. historian ken hughes from the university of virginia found these tapes of president nixon. in this never before heard recording nixon cites national security concerns as a reason for not debating. >> it wouldn't serve the interests of the country particularly at this time when very important negotiations are taking place involving matters of very great importance to the nation and which cannot be discussed, cannot and should not be discussed in a debate forum. >> reporter: at the time the vietnam war was at issue. and the president gives instructions for a statement from his campaign denying mcgovern's debate request. >> what should we say? that the president that no incumbent president should debate his opponent. >> that's right. >> the differences between these two are so great. >> reporter: richard nixon can't resist saying if there were a debate he would win. >> nixon was a champion debater as far as he was concerned and completely destroy george mcgovern i think if given a chance. >> of course, having a d
. how have conspiracy theorists eroded trust in government? mike rowe here at a ford tell me fiona, who's having a big tire event? your ford dealer. who has 11 major brands to choose from? your ford dealer. who's offering a rebate? your ford dealer. who has the low price tire guarantee... affording peace of mind to anyone who might be in the market for a new set of tires? your ford dealer. i'm beginning to sense a pattern. buy four select tires, get a $60 rebate. use the ford service credit credit card, get $60 more. that's up to $120. where did you get that sweater vest? your ford dealer. my name is adam frucci and i'm the i love new technology,om. so when i heard that american express and twitter were teaming up, i was pretty interested. turns out you just sync your american express card securely to your twitter account, tweet specific hashtags, and you'll get offers on things you love. this totally changes the way i think about membership. saving money on the things you want. to me, that's the membership effect. nice boots! >>> former ceo jack welch was the first to say there was a c
that the best course for the united states was to continue to help the libyans with their self-governance and pursue the people that killed our ambassador. i don't think you would hear anything different from barack obama on that or anybody in this administration in terms of what their goals are there. i think in terms of taking actions and not just having words against iran, i'm not sure that that's a whole lot different than what you see if our government now believe that had iran was about on to strike with a nuclear weapon anywhere in the world. >> jonathan, i think you're exactly right. the basic problem that romney runs up against here is the same problem with domestic policy whshgs it comes to economic policy. he really at a substantive level doesn't have much to say because the campaign strategy has basically been whether it's the economy or foreign policy, take any given issue and say obama has failed, and everything is terrible. here's some statistics and make a vague and broad promise of leadership, new leadership, bold leer looedship, a bold strategy on romney's part that will
of american activists are spreading that around in pakistan. live from islamabad. >>> a new government report shows two companies that employ thousands of americans may actually pose a security concern for the united states. >>> nascar drivers are questioning their safety after a 20 car pile-up at one of nascar's most famous tracks. why one driver calls it bloodthirsty. >>> the obama campaign launching a counteroffensive to a speech th hasn't happened yet. >> reckless. immaturish. that's what news media and fellow republicans called mitt romney's gaffe-filled july tour of england, israel and poland. >> that's what you call a prebuttal. prebuttal. "newsroom" starts now. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> good morning to you. happy monday. i'm carol costello. that's where we begin on the campaign trail. president obama is raising cash. mitt romney is raising concerns. this morning he's ripping the administration's handling of the middle east and its many recent flash points like the fatal terrorist attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. romney is trying to polish his own spotty record on
survey as it's called of businesses and government is about 150,000. and the survey of households is about 50,000. so there is a lots of volatility. there are people saying, this hasn't happened in 30 years -- nonsense. e >> in your opinion, there are more jobs being added. but most of these jobs are part-time jobs itch they are part-timions, people who have been pushed from full time into part time. they're younger, less educated and unskilled so they for lower paying. >> so if you are working part time and you come off the unemployment roles that, goes into the unemployment rate. that's legitimate. >> that's an important thing to talk about and is reveal audio in the u6 labor thing. 14.7% unemployment when you include the so-called marge neal attached to the workforce. that's precisely the same number as the previous month. >> 14.7, when you say... the people who don't have full-time jobs -- >> don't have full-time jobs who arev giving up. >> what is more important than that, the household median income is down $5,000. because when you have rising gas price, rising health insu
on piece. they announce a peace deal. those rebels have been battling the government for the past 15 years. they would establish an autonomous region for a minority population in the south a. in israel the country's military has shut down an unmanned drone over the desert. in a statement, he said israel views the flyover very severely and it's considering a response. it's not clear where the drone originated from. it was not carried any weapons or explosives. >>> it's election day in venezuela and polls are now open. world leaders will now be watching this one. president hugo chavez is seeking a fourth term there. >>> a north korean soldier has done what very few others have been able to. he defected to the south and told authorities when he got there, he had just killed his superior. cnn's paula hancocks has details. >> reporter: it's not unknown but certainly rare for someone to escape through the dmz. it is described as the most heavily fortified border on earth and yet a north korean soldier was able to walk across it on saturday. the joint chiefs of staff described to reporters how he
to tell you the american people are engaged and if you think they want a government takeover of health care, i would respectfully submit you're not listening to them. >> so, will that experience help ryan thursday night? joining me now is presidential historian the author of the book "what does the president look like", jane, welcome. >> thanks for having me. >> clayton: what does paul ryan have to do. talking to huckabee about it. paul ryan can have a tendency to come off a little wonky and vice-president biden perhaps as a little folksy and flies off the handle with things off script. what do the two need to do to be effective. >> ryan needs to keep that momentum going and needs to explain their policies and their points of view in a very cheer, concise way, which you've heard him do in sound bites in different media interviews. biden, yes, needs to not make gaffe and make up for some of the mistakes his boss made last week, he needs to seem engaged. he needs to answer those hard questions without being defensive and so, they both have challenges going in, but it should ab really gre
with federal government is that, they are so entangled with wall street with their 16 primary dealers, and all of the credible, not inside information in the way in which one talks about that when is illegal, but you can say they can front run the fed, and treasure they have accessed information far ahead of the public, perhaps not illegally gained but they get it. lou: your sense of the market right now, we have projects of fall off in earnings from last year, about 2.5%. which will take us down to lowest level since 2009. that is create something concern and anxiety. what are your thoughts about the next 2350u week week -- few weed months. >> for what it is worth we have earnings down in our firm next year, more than just 3%, as much as 10%, and 15%. lou: i'm talking about this quarter? >> this quarter, earnings might just be fraction of that down, maybe 3% or 4%, the fourth quarter, economic growth should be consistent with very lacklust irperformance of the year am maybe 1.55 to 2%. lou: weakening further next year? >> weakening further. unemployment not improving as friday report might ha
that the government takes. and a lot of social media speculation about how those two numbers could be so different. but all of the economists we talked to, everyone who is trusted in the field of economics, says it's a statistical anomaly, not funny business. but 7.8% is the number for the unemployment rate. i want to talk about stocks. there's a survey of economists for cnn money, that says the stock market rally may be over. and here's why. you had a really great year. and these economists, investment strategists, money managers, 37 of them, say after a healthy year, they expect stocks will close, the s&p 500, right where it is. at 1440. they're not saying get out of stocks. if you're getting in right now, a great part of the run has already happened. a couple of things you have to worry about. e fiscal cliff, something i talk about all the time. presidential election, european debt crisis, these are things on the horizon. some economists and money managers will tell you they're bullish. and they think the fiscal cliff will get resolved. through the election, you could see stocks move up. the fe
security in the u.s. because of their ties to the chinese government. the report says the companies have records of intellectual property violations and alleged ties to iran. it also says, quote, china has the means, opportunity and motive to use telecommunication companies for malicious purposes. they call it dangerous political distractions and they say its products are safe. >>> hugo chavez overcomes the strongest challenge to his political future to win his third term as president of venezuela. analysts says the results show chavez is weaker politically in that country. paula newton has been following the vote for us in caracas. good morning. >> good morning, soledad. 10%, he won by 10%, wouldn't seem like any kind of a political victory for the pop position but it was significant in venezuela. when you consider he took every lever he had in the state and that was money and he threw it at this campaign, not in a traditional way we're seeing with ads back home but more in the way of getting people refrigerators, cell phones, new homes, he did everything he could. as a result the econo
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